Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Jesus’ Assignment on the Earth

And she shall bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 

This verse tells us Jesus’ assignment on the earth. Jesus was born, lived, died and rose again to save his people from their sins. 

You are God’s people. You are created for him and by him and He loves you. 

Jesus came to save You from Your sins. Sin was keeping you from God and His Goodness. Jesus came so you could know God and His Goodness in your life. 

Thank you God for sending Me Jesus!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Made It! What A Hoot - Owl Purse

I wanted to make my sister something special for Christmas. I found some fabulous fabric... green corduroy with silver sparkles, she loves green so I knew that would be perfect. Then she pinned a cute owl bag to her pinterest board and I started looking for something similar that I could actually make.

That's when I found The Phoebe Bag. It looked like an owl to me. David helped me draw out the owl and I went to work. 8 hours later and you have the tutorial! Caden loved it, so I've decided to make one for myself.

Since the Artsy-Crafty Babe did such an excellent job of her pattern and the tutorial I'm not going to tell you everything, just the changes I made and will make in future owl purses.

Materials you'll need: 

1/2 yard for exterior
1/2 yard for lining
1/2 yard fusible fleece
1/4 yard Fusible Web (Under Wonder #807)
magnetic snap
felt or material for eyes and beak
1/8-1/4 yard each or 2 fat quarters of contrasting material for wings and tummy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One Size Fits All!

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 

For by Grace are ye saved… it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 

Christmas time is a season in which Gifts are exchanged. Remember that Jesus was God’s gift to you! Jesus is the perfect gift. One size fits all! 

This verse says that Eternal Life was given through Jesus. Eternal Life is knowing God. Believing on Jesus enables us to know God personally. Knowing God and building a relationship with him is a gift that continues your whole life. 

The best present of all is Jesus!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Faith & Patience

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: …be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.  Titus 2:1-2

These verses tell us to be sound or developed in faith and patience. 

The power of patience is a working power. When faith begins to waver, patience helps it to stand strong. Almost everywhere you find faith in the Bible you find patience. Together faith and patience will produce God results.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Family! Merry Christmas 2012

The end of the year is a busy time for us as we get ready for holidays. When we were first married we decided to make a new holiday tradition... 

Our own Christmas weekend!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Be Consistent

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9

Patience means to be consistent or being the same way all the time.

As Christians no matter what comes our way we need to respond the same way – with the Word of God. We are to act on whatever the Word of God says is true, regardless of what our senses are telling us. 

Don’t allow impatience or doubt to steal God’s greatest blessings from you.

Stand strong in faith and be patient. God’s Promises are true!